Want China Times
The execution of six death-row inmates on Friday was carried out in accordance with law
without any political calculation, deputy justice minister Chen Ming-tang said Saturday.
The executions have nothing to do with quelling public outrage, and people should not make wild speculations, Chen said.
He was responding to a statement issued by Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, which said the execution of the six inmates is a “regressive decision that does not deliver justice.”
The group said that they were carried out amid public outrage following the random killing of an 8-year-old girl in a Taipei school last week by an alumnus of the school who was unemployed and claimed he had hallucinations.
“The decision to carry out the executions reeks of political calculations by a government attempting to gain points by quelling public anger,” it said. [FULL STORY]